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Richard Brenzikofer

Richard A. Brenzikofer, 77, died June 4 at his home near Marion.

He was born June 6, 1933, at Newton, to William and Demelia Belle (Pierce) Brenzikofer.

He grew up in Burns, graduating from Burns High School in 1951.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On Aug. 25, 1957, he married Rhonda Rath. They lived in Burns.

He was employed for nearly 40 years as an agent for Kansas Gas & Electric, which later became Westar Energy.

In 2000, the couple moved to Marion.

A daughter, Rachelle Brenzikofer, and an infant brother preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda of Marion; two daughters, Renee Pusateri of Wichita and Robin Adams of Garnett; a brother, Bob of Florence; a sister, Joyce McMannis of Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A memorial service will be announced later by Zeiner Funeral Home of Marion.

Last modified June 8, 2011